Amy

Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.
GSI Outdoors

GSI Outdoors kitchen accessories: Time to get your camping game dialed

Danner Rivercomber

Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

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Gregory Juno backpack for day hikes in the outdoors

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GSI Outdoors Escape Pot and Frypan for off the grid escape

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Gregory Paragon men’s backpack

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Ultralight backpacking options from Therm-a-Rest

Thermarest

Sleeping pads geared toward car camping comfort

JerryCan

Road trip and camping essential: LifeSaver Jerrycan

Julbo

Ski-ready travel: Julbo Cyrius goggles

Title Nine Dream Dress

Title Nine Dream Dress

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Base Camper cookset

By Amy / June 30, 2020 /

We review a lot of GSI Outdoor gear here, and for good reason. This outdoor camping gear brand finds that sweet spot of high value and high quality, and as a result, nearly my entire camp kitchen now consists of GSI. Recently, I realized that the GSI Outdoors Selkirk camp stove, which I reviewed last…

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Granite Gear Toughsacks for multiple use

By Amy / June 23, 2020 /

Can you have too many stuff sacks? Nope! Whether I’m camping, backpacking, skiing, or traveling, having extra gear bags is as essential as a multi-tool or zip-locks. I love that Granite Gear has multiple options in their Toughsack line, allowing me to have a variety of sizes at the ready for every purpose. The Toughsack…

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Chill Angel Essential Tank for summer nights

By Amy / June 16, 2020 /

I’ve been a huge fan of Chill Angel for several years now. This company that specializes in Merino wool pajamas and loungewear has been making women feel more comfortable in their own skin since launching their first sleep shirt, and I’ve found each piece to be versatile and practical. For instance, their sleepwear is often…

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Thousand bike helmet for at-home exploration

By Amy / June 9, 2020 /

Like most people, I’ve been taking up hobbies close to home during the past few months, including a newfound enjoyment of bike riding. I’ve had trouble finding a bike helmet that matches my sense of style (casual) while still providing all the comfort and features I need. Thousand has so many helmets in vibrant colors,…

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Six Moon Designs Daybreaker pack for home and abroad

By Amy / June 3, 2020 /

I’ve been a fan of Six Moon Designs since trying out their international travel pack, which went around Europe and India with my teenage son. Their Daybreaker daypack utilizes the same intentional design elements that I appreciated in the larger pack, making it perfect for both day hikes or day trips during longer vacations or…

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Cargo box solution for #vanlife camping

By Amy / May 26, 2020 /

Most reputable sources predict that this summer, most Americans will opt to travel by car instead of air, with a big uptick in road trip travel once it’s safe to do so. To kick off the start of the summer travel season, with hopes that travel will soon be part of our plans again, I…

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EcoVessel water bottles for travel and day use

By Amy / May 19, 2020 /

It’s more important than ever to bring your own water bottle or drinking vessel with you wherever you go, both for environmental reasons as well as health and safety concerns. EcoVessel has several options for family travel and at-home use that we’ve been testing out on daily walks close to home. The New Wave bottle…

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GSI Outdoors Dutch oven for close-to-home camping

By Amy / May 12, 2020 /

I’ve always wanted to try Dutch oven cooking while camping, and this spring proved the perfect time. Camping close to home, I was knew I would have the time it took to bake a backcountry meal. To my surprise, however, GSI Outdoors’ hard-anodized Dutch oven was easy to use, and my recipe took less than…

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Brighten up your quarantine with Printsfield socks

By Amy / May 5, 2020 /

I don’t know about you, but I could use a pick-me-up! Printsfield prints any image on their high-quality socks, which makes for fun gifts and travel momentos. You can personalize any of their products, and ordering took me only about five minutes. Here’s how it works: Step one: pick out your socks. You can narrow…

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Mountain Khakis men’s wear for spring

By Amy / April 28, 2020 /

Whether you’re at home this spring or able to socially distance on the trails, lakes, or rivers, Mountain Khakis has you covered with shirts that are rugged enough for adventure yet light enough for comfort as the days turn warm. My teen boys are loving the Adventurist Signature Print shirt, which is currently on sale…

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